Topics include Chili’s, writing after/through recovery, Andrew Lloyd Weber, alcoholism, “the male glance,” Trump’s Miss Universe gambit, co-living and so much more!
Complaining about language, a new zine about sisterhood beyond gender, Lambda Literary finalists, “dumpster fire” makes the dictionary and more.
If you’ve got people in your life who could use some help, Archie Bongiovanni and Tristin Jimerson have a brand new book that will explain how to use they/them and other gender neutral pronouns, and also why it’s so important.
Here are eight light-hearted books featuring queer women (mostly lesbian) characters of color. Some are YA, some are romance, and one is science fiction/fantasy. All are fluffy gay goodness!
Topics include malls, possible murder, the kids of Ferguson, the NRA in Florida, Barbie v Bratz, farming through the California drought, the worst roommate ever, Black Panther and more!
How queer books are still marketed to straight readers, horror novels and OCD, OED feelings, feminist fonts, Virginia Woolf’s photo albums and more.
If The Merry Spinster seems almost fixated on gender, it’s because Ortberg began participating in gender therapy and exploring identity while writing it, and “It turns out I’m trans!”
“Close your eyes and imagine for one moment a world where little black girls spend their entire childhoods seeing women like the ones they will become in just as many books, television shows, awards ceremonies, universities, political offices, magazines, advertisements and leadership positions as their white peers do. Really picture it, and then ask yourself: what would that future look like?”
Talking about Kristen Stewart, gems, lesbian tropes, Girl Scout crushes, swine flu, the apocalypse and more with award-winning queer writer Carmen Maria Machado.
Topics include campus sexual assault, behind-the-scenes footage, Black Panther, vintage sexual harassment, breakups & heartbreak & museums, murder, picky eaters, why are millennials so into astrology and more!
The literature of Ezili and finding lesbians and queers in Caribbean literature, feel(ing) free, new Foucault, taking young women’s love stories seriously and more.
Here are eight queer short story collections that embody the same kind of creepy, “bodies as horror,” fabulist, dark fairy tale feel that Machado’s book does.
“I almost fainted when I tasted it. Do I really need to say more? Go get this book, make everything in it, and proudly display your new membership to the Kristen Kish fan club this Valentine’s Day.”
Topics include Dawson’s Creek, The Awl, Soulcycle, Negroni Season, Justin Timberlake in the woods, health care, “Rude,” The New York Times’ Style Section, RuPaul’s Drag Race and so much more!
Lesbian classic Tipping the Velvet turns 20. Plus mansplaining in the OED, RIP Ursula K Le Guin, Elena Ferrante’s new column and more.
Topics include Newsies, Katja Blichfeld, the abuse of temps in a Toronto factory, Diana Vreeland, book covers, privileging choicelessness and so much more!
A proposed New York prison book ban, asexuality in fiction, working from home, paper planners, spine-in books and more.
We’re gonna read Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ new memoir and it’s gonna be great!
Eight stories that feature intersex characters for you to read right now.
I love my gay space moms!